Dec 5, 2012 6:00am PST
. >> reporter: the ballistic missile launch will be the second since kim jong-un took power a year ago. it will use the same launch pad, a site in the northwestern part of the country. before the first testing, officials said the three-stage rocket was meant to carry a satellite. but japan and the u.s. and south korea said the launch was about a missile test. the launch was a missile test. the test ended in failure with a rocket exploding in mid-air two minutes after. it fell into more than ten pieces and fell into the ocean. analysts say the leader wants to collect his failures before the first anniversary of his father's death on december 17th. kim may be trying to consolidate his power by showing dedication. kim has also vowed to develop north korea's economy. >> translator: we must stop on a part of industrial revolution for the new century and make north korea a great economic power. >> there no tangible signs of improvement. the u.n. program said 16 million north koreans or nearly 70% of the population suffer from malnutrition. north korea's relations with the outside world are at a stand
Dec 5, 2012 6:00am PST
young leader kim jong-un. it is meant to mark the first anniversary of the death of his father, kim jong-il and mark the end of the year which is supposed to show the impoverished nation is on its way to be strong and prosperous. we're seeing pongyang manage the message more than usual domestically and internationally. my contacts say this country could very well call the launch successful whatever happens. secretary of state hillary clinton is in europe this week at a meeting in nato in brussels. her message is pretty clear. it wants north korea to stop this. if this missile works, bill, the range could be over 6,000 miles. that would put whatever it is launching in the payload in the range of los angeles. bill: greg palkot, watching that out of london. six minutes past. >> this is not north korea's first attempt at this. since 1998 the country has conducted four long-range missile tests. all of them failed out over the ocean. in that time u.s. sources estimate that north korea has developed over 800 medium-range missiles. a number of short-range missiles as well including antiship
Dec 5, 2012 8:00am PST
leader of north korea, kim jong-un. it is aimed to mark the first anniversary of the death of his father, the former leader of the country, kim jong-il. it was supposed to mark a year to show that the impoverished nation is on its way to be strong and prosperous. we see pongyang magging the message more than it usually does both for the domestic and international audience. my contacts are saying they will call this a success whatever happens. secretary of state hillary clinton here in europe for a nato meeting is also managing her message pretty closely too. she is saying that the u.s. is concerned and she is telling north korea to not even consider this launch. the reason from the u.s. standpoint again, if this is successful, this is the long range intercontinental ballistic missile. it could have a range of 6,000 miles plus. that could put whatever it is shooting up there in range of los angeles. and just breaking news here, gregg, from nato itself. that organization is saying that it has grave concerns about this activity. back to you. gregg: greg palkot live in london. thanks.